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JP Nadda takes stock of flood situation in Himachal Pradesh | DETAILS

JP Nadda in Himachal Pradesh: Incessant rain has led to landslides, cloudbust, and flash floods, causing significant damage in the State. The government of Himachal Pradesh has declared the whole state as a 'natural calamity affected area'.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Shimla Updated on: August 20, 2023 12:23 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) BJP National President JP Nadda

JP Nadda in Himachal Pradesh: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda visited Himachal Pradesh today (August 20) in order to take stock of the devastation caused by heavy rains and floods in the state.

Nadda on his visit to the flood-hit state will meet the affected family members of those who lost their lives due to the calamity.

Incessant rain has led to landslides, cloudbust, and flash floods, causing significant damage in the State. The government of Himachal Pradesh has declared the whole state as a 'natural calamity affected area'.

According to the latest information provided by the state government, the total monetary loss in Himachal has reached Rs 8014.61 crore since June 24. A total of 2,022 houses have been fully damaged, and 9,615 houses have been partially damaged, with 113 landslides occurring in this year's monsoon season.

Inspection of affected areas:

Nadda reached Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district on Sunday morning and later visited Sirmauri Tal and Kachhi Dhang villages and will take stock of the situation due to the recent spell of cloudbursts, floods and landslides. 

Nadda will visit the Summer Hill area of Shimla and the subsequent mishap in which a temple was washed away and will discuss the relief, rescue and rehabilitation work with the local administration in Shimla and Bilaspur.

Sixteen bodies have been recovered till now in the Summer Hill incident and further operations are underway to recover the four missing bodies. Further, the BJP leader will also take stock of the damaged houses and losses in the rain-battered Krishnanagar in Shimla.

After this, he will hold a discussion with the local administration regarding relief and rescue operations at Shimla. Later, the BJP National President will reach Circuit House, Bilaspur and meet the bereaved families who suffered the loss of life and property due to heavy rains, floods and landslides. 

(With agencies inputs) 

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